James Worrall - Bath Corporate Solicitor | Royds Withy King

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James Worrall

James Worrall

Associate

T: 01225 730 170 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

James joined Royds Withy King’s Corporate & Commercial team in 2010 and advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues.



Thank you for the excellent work to get us to closure on time. Tremendous patience, hard work and professionalism throughout.

Royds Withy King client

About James

James’ recent experience includes:

  • advising on mergers, acquisitions and MBOs
  • drafting and advising on articles of association and shareholders’ agreements
  • advising on corporate restructurings and exit strategy

Transactions that James has advised on include:

  • advising the shareholders of Higos Holdings Limited on the sale of the Higos Group to Global Risk Partners
  • advising the shareholders of Applicable Limited on the sale of the company to a subsidiary of Arkadin SAS, an NTT Communications company
  • advising Fidelius Financial Holdings on its acquisition of competitor financial services business MoneyWise IFA
  • advising France headquartered Socomec SAS on the restructuring of its UK group
  • advising the sellers of IT support and solutions provider Prob-solve Solutions Group Limited on the group’s sale to SMS Systems Maintenance Inc.

Awards

James advised the sellers on the sale of The Woods Group Limited to Concertare Partners, a deal which won the coveted Small Deal of the Year award at 2014’s Insider South West Dealmakers Awards.

Memberships

Bath Young Professionals
Bristol Junior Lawyers Division
Bristol Law Society
Bristol Young Professionals

The constantly evolving nature of the commercial pressures facing clients ensures that no two situations are ever the same. Being a corporate and commercial solicitor is about assisting clients with the issues that their organisations face and offering practical, pragmatic advice. It is essential to understand not only the legal implications, but also the commercial background and then to tailor a solution which meets the client’s immediate needs and is also in line with their long-term strategy.

James Worrall

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